Tonight’s MLB World Series game 6 is going to be an intense game and a roller coaster of emotions for Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians fans. With the Cubs not having won a World Series since 1908 and Indians since 1948, it won’t be a surprise if the winner of the World Series is the most talked about game for the next few years.

Indians' advantages

There may be a sense of familiarity and comfort to the Indians who will be playing in their home field tonight in Progressive Field. But an added pressure may be felt knowing Eddie Robinson, the last living Indians teammate of the 1948 World Series championship, will be among the audience of game 6, hoping to see his team win the World Series once again.

Mathematically, it seems the game is a no-brainer and will be won by the Indians. According to history, as Sports Illustrated reports, “Only five teams have come back from a 3-1 deficit in the World Series. Three of those five teams were able to win the final two games on the road.” That’s only three teams out of the 111 MLB Series that have been played. The odds are definitely against them.

Cubs still have a chance

There is still a chance despite these odds. After all, the Cubs have Kyle Schwarber. Legendary Kyle Schwarber will be the Cubs’ Designated Hitter for the game thanks to the return to American League rules at Progressive Field.

Regardless of Schwarber’s injury in April, he is back on the field and killing it in this year’s World Series.

As Bob Nightengale explains on USA Today, “There has never been a position player in baseball whose first hit of the season was in the World Series until Schwarber came along. He doubled off Cleveland ace Corey Kluber in Game 1, and then went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a walk in Wednesday’s victory.” The legend of Kyle Schwarber is growing by the minute.

However, Jake Arrieta is another story that could be damaging to this slim chance of the Cubs winning this game. Jake Arrieta can do some amazing things, but only when he has control over his pitching. Like a lose canon, we will see if he has the control needed to win these next two games.

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